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Fake Refresh Rate Conversion
Samsung Clear Motion Rate vs Sony MotionFlow vs LG Motion Clarity Index

Every TV manufacturer has made up its own number to fake the refresh rate of a TV. For Samsung, it’s Motion Rate, for Sony it's MotionFlow, LG’s is TruMotion or Motion Clarity Index, Vizio is Effective Refresh Rate, and Panasonic is Backlight Scan.

The following table converts fake refresh rates into their real refresh rates. In order, they are 2015 TVs (North America), 2014 TVs (North America), and 2014 TVs (International).

2015

Real
Refresh Rate
Samsung
Motion Rate
LG
TruMotion
Sony
MotionFlow
Vizio
SPS
Toshiba
ClearScan (2014)
Panasonic
Backlight Scan (2014)
60 Hz 60 (1080p)
120 (4k)
120 120
240
120 60
120
 
120 Hz 120 (1080p)
240 (4k)
240

960

1440

240 240 240
720
1920
240 Hz - - - - - 4200
Panel Refresh Rate Conversion for 2015 Models for 60Hz Countries (North America)

2014 

Real
Refresh Rate
Samsung
Clear Motion Rate
LG
Motion Clarity Index
Sony
MotionFlow
Vizio
SPS
Toshiba
ClearScan
Panasonic
Backlight Scan
60 Hz 60
120
240 (4k only)
120 120
240
120 60
120
 
120 Hz 240
480
600
240
480
480 240 240 240
720
1920
240 Hz 720
840
960
1200
600
720
960
960 - - 4200
Panel Refresh Rate Conversion for 2014 Models for 60Hz Countries (North America)

 

Real
Refresh Rate
Samsung
Clear Motion Rate
LG
Motion Clarity Index
Sony
MotionFlow
Panasonic
Backlight Scan
Toshiba
Active Motion Rate
Philips
Perfect Motion Rate
50 Hz 50
100
50
100
100
200
100 50
100
200
100
200
100 Hz 200
400
600
200
400
700
400 600
1000
400
800
400
800
200 Hz 700
800
1000
800
1000
800 1800
3600
- 1200
Panel Refresh Rate Conversion for 2014 Models for 50Hz Countries (Rest of the world)

Fake refresh rates are typically higher than the real refresh rate of the TV, so using them lets manufacturers market their TVs as being ‘better’ than they are. Since these fake refresh numbers are invented by each company, they are also all different from each other, which makes direct comparison across brands impossible for those who don’t know the conversion to real refresh rates (which generally are not listed).

Samsung Motion Rate (2015)

Samsung’s Motion Rate means different things depending on whether a TV is 1080p Full HD or 4k UHD.

For 1080p TVs, the Motion Rate number is equal to the real refresh rate. A 1080p TV with a Motion Rate of 120 has a 120 hz panel.

For 4k TVs, the Motion Rate number is twice the real refresh rate. A UHD TV with a Motion Rate of 120 has a 60 hz panel.

2015 Models Samsung Motion Rate Real Refresh Rate  
Samsung J4000 60 60 Hz See our review
Samsung J5000 60 60 Hz See our review
Samsung J5500 60 60 Hz See our review
Samsung J6200 120 120 Hz See our review
Samsung J6300 120 120 Hz See our review
Samsung JU6500 120 60 Hz See our review
Samsung JU6700 120 60 Hz See our review
Samsung JU7100 240 120 Hz See our review
Samsung JU7500 240 120 Hz See our review
Samsung JS7000 120 60 Hz See our review
Samsung JS8500 240 120 Hz See our review
Samsung JS9000 240 120 Hz See our review
Samsung JS9500 240 120 Hz See our review

Vizio Effective Refresh Rate (SPS) and Clear Action (2015)

Vizio lists a couples of terms, both of which represent different things, and neither of which represents the real refresh rate. First it has the ‘Effective Refresh Rate,’ which represents the native refresh rate + backlight scanning. It also has ‘Clear Action,’ which is an arbitrary number that is just meant to be big, and means nothing.

2015 Models Vizio Effective Refresh Rate (SPS) Vizio Clear Action Real Refresh Rate  
Vizio E Series Up to 240 Up to 480 60 Hz; 120 hz (65-70") See our review
Vizio M Series Up to 240 Up to 720 60 hz; 120 Hz (60-65-70") See our review
Vizio P Series 240; 120 (50") 960 120 Hz See our review

Sony MotionFlow (2015)

Like Samsung, Sony also inflates their refresh rate number with their MotionFlow nomenclature. The numbers are pretty consistent across the board, though the X930C and X940c boast higher MotionFlow numbers despite having the same refresh rate as less expensive models.. MotionFlow is also the name they are using for the soap opera effect setting.

2015 Models Sony MotionFlow Real Refresh Rate  
Sony R510C 120 60 Hz See our review
Sony W800C 960 120 Hz See our review
Sony W850C 960 120 Hz See our review
Sony X810C 960 120 Hz See our review
Sony X830C 960 120 Hz See our review
Sony X850C 960 120 Hz See our review
Sony X900C 960 120 Hz See our review
Sony X930C 1440 120 Hz See our review
Sony X940C 1440 120 Hz  

LG TruMotion and Motion Clarity Index (2015)

Once again, LG is listing a 'TruMotion' score for most of its TVs. This number is simply twice the native refresh rate of the panel. TruMotion also refers to the soap opera effect setting included with some of the TVs..

2015 Models LG TruMotion Real Refresh Rate  
LG LF5500   60 Hz See our review
LG LF5600   60 Hz See our review
LG LF5800   60 Hz See our review
LG LF6000 120 60 Hz See our review
LG LF6100 120 60 Hz See our review
LG LF6300 120 60 Hz See our review
LG UF6800 120 60 Hz See our review
LG UF7600 120 60 Hz See our review
LG UF7700 240 120 Hz See our review
LG UF8500 240 120 Hz See our review
LG UF9500 240 120 Hz  
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Questions & Answers

157 ANSWERED QUESTIONS
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What is the real refresh rate for Samsung UE32F5500?
50 Hz
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Could you add the refresh rates for the Panasonic TV models to the table?
We updated the tables in the main article to include them.
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LG is now advertising the refresh rate in terms of "Motion Clarity Index" and the TV show values of 200 Hz and 400 Hz for both 2D and 3D TVs. Is this an inflated number/marketing trick? What is the real refresh rate present in LG TVs?
Here is a table for you:
Real Refresh Rate LG Motion Clarity Index (MCI)
50 Hz 50
100
200
100 Hz 400
200 Hz 800
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What is the true refresh rate of a Samsung 720 CMR?
The panel refresh rate of a 720 CMR is 240Hz. We added a table above to do the conversion from Samsung's CMR to the real panel refresh rate.
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For clarification, the refresh rates listed, even if they are only of the 120/240 Hz variety are still misleading. Here's why.
First off, there is no "LED" panel. All panels are LCD. LCD/LED refers to backlight only. All consumer LCD TVs have a fixed maximum refresh rate of 50/60 Hz depending on whether or not they are PAL or NTSC systems respectively. The 120/240 Hz specification is not the *panel* refresh rate, but instead the CPU's frame processing rate. That is, a 120 Hz TV can process 120 frames internally and a 240 Hz TV can process 240 frames internally. This internal refresh rate (I hate using that term for CPU processing) is of use only for frame interpolation on modern sets.
Frame interpolation is where elements of at least two successive frames are received and analyzed by the TV's CPU for processing. On a 120 Hz TV, the frame interpolation will work fairly well for 24 FPS and 30 FPS material as both fit into 120 at least three times. For 60 FPS material such as console games, computer display signals from a GPU, and certain broadcast signals, the frame interpolation used for motion blur reduction suffers from "hiccups". It is often referred to as the "hurry up and wait" effect where the motion smoothing will appear OK for a few frames, then suddenly de-sync for a couple of frames, and repeat the cycle. This is because there is no time to process the two key frames needed to go along with the third interpolated frame. At 60 FPS, on a 120 Hz TV, the TV can process two frames per refresh cycle, which does not leave enough time to inject an interpolated frame every other frame, which is necessary for motion smoothing to work properly. That is why TVs need processing at least three times the panel's refresh rate so that it can inject the interpolated frame in the time of each frame cycle.
In order to avoid the de-sync issue, a TV would have to have internal processing of at least 180 Hz for 60 FPS material to be displayed smoothly. However, there are only 120 Hz and 240 Hz TVs on the market (I ignore all those specifying higher Hz ratings because past 240 Hz there are no gains for frame interpolation). While a 120 Hz TV can perform proper motion smoothing on 24/30 FPS material with virtually no de-sync problems, a 240 Hz TV is needed to perform motion smoothing without de-syncing. In the case of a 240 Hz TV, the CPU in the TV has time to create three key frames and one interpolated frame from that data each cycle. In fact, true 240 FPS (Hz) internal processing leaves headroom in case of any signal issues or errata in a frame. This is why the soap opera effect is so much more pronounce on a 240 Hz TVs than 120 Hz TVs - with more time to process the key frames and interpolate a frame internally and headroom on top of that, the effect is much smoother and more consistent.
As for computer use, the reason the TVs won't accept a 120 Hz signal is because the panels are 60 Hz maximum. The only possibility of that changing is if the TV is 3D capable and accepts dual field 60 Hz stereoscopic 3D signals from the GPU or if the panel is upgraded to be a true 120 Hz (8.335ms) response time display.
Samsung is unfortunately leading the market once again with its disengeuous specifications on its 4k UHD TVs. Those TVs can process 1080p at 120 Hz/FPS, but can only process 4K (3840x2160) at 60 Hz/FPS. Despite Samsung's claims of HDMI 2.0 compliant ports, their H6950 TVs do not use true 4:4:4 chroma signaling. Instead they use 4:2:0 chroma subsampling, a method that is not an official HDMI 2.0 spec, but was added in HDMI 2.0 as an "unsupported" spec. This is to allow the TV to receive 3840x2160p60 signals over HDMI 1.4 systems. It is no coincidence that nVidia used the same trick with their Kepler GPU drivers, which also send only 4:2:0 chroma signals to the TV/monitor instead of 4:4:4 chroma signals. This is to reduce the bandwidth needed so an HDMI 2.0 compliant port is not required. Sadly, even the GTX 980 from nVidia can still only net you a 4:2:0 signal into Samsung's H6950 TVs even though those cards have true HDMI 2.0 ports capable of 4:4:4 chroma signaling @ 60 Hz. This is why nearly every review of the Samsung H6950 series is negative when coming from somebody using it as a computer display. It can display 1080p at 4:4:4 chroma, but not 2160p. Such is the misleading way of Samsung. At the time of this post only Panasonic has a true 2160p60 input that can handle 4:4:4 chroma signals because it is the only one with a DisplayPort 1.2 port. If you are intending to get a 4K TV to use as a computer monitor, be aware that you will most likely need to wait until they start putting DisplayPort 1.2 connections onto their sets as that is the only way to guarantee a proper connection and color reproduction.
Anyway, bottom line is this: If you need motion smoothing for only 24 FPS (Blu-Ray) and 30 FPS (DVD/OTA Broadcast), or 60 FPS Interlaced (DTV) material, a 120 Hz TV will suffice. If you intend to use 60 FPS (progressive scan) material with motion smoothing, you will need a 240 Hz TV to avoid de-sync issues. For PAL regions, substitute 100 Hz/200 Hz TVs for the 120 Hz and 240 Hz specified for NTSC respectively.
Thanks for this clarification! We agree with everything you said.
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The table seems to have changed, LG 200 MCI was previously categorized under 50hz but it is now 100hz. Any reason why this changed?
This was an error that has been corrected. All of the series 6 from LG are 100Hz.
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Could you please add a table for Toshiba as well? I have a 40TL938G with a 200Mhz AMR. I'd really like to see the refresh rate of the panel. The TV is fine for me - just wanna know if it's something better for a similar price, as I need to buy a new one soon :).
Real Refresh Rate Toshiba Active Motion Rate (AMR)
100 Hz 100
200
200 Hz 400
800
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Could you add Philips PMR in the refresh rate conversion table?
We did not add it in the main table because our majority of our visitors are coming from the United States and Philips does not use PMR here. But here it is:
Real Refresh Rate Philips Perfect Motion Rate
50 Hz 100
200
100 Hz 400
800
200 Hz 1200
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What is real refresh rate for Samsung UE40F6400 (200 HZ CMR)?
100 Hz
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Looking to purchase a Samsung 60" UN60H7150. Clear Motion Rate is 960 - I am assuming this is 240Hz?
Yes, it is 240Hz, but the actual refresh rate doesn't really matter.
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What is the meaning of LG's UCI in 4K TVs? How many HZ are there for UCI 900?
It is the same thing as the MCI. It is just a marketing number that is made up. It is a 100Hz TV.
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The new Samsung F8000 is 1200hz CMR, but is it 240Hz or 300Hz?
240Hz
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Is there really a difference between Sony Motionflow 120hz vs Motionflow 240hz?
Both Sony MotionFlow 120 and 240 have the same panel refresh rate of 120Hz. A MotionFlow of 240 only adds blacklight flashing to the total. You will not really see a difference between the two in term of motion blur reduction. We updated the table (MotionFlow 120 was missing from it).
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A Samsung CRM of 600 is actually equal to how many Hz?
200Hz. As mentioned in a previous question, multiply the CRM number of a 50Hz country by 1.2 to convert it to a 60Hz country, and then use the table provided.
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Could you please add a table for Sharp LCD TVs? It is only one producer of LCD panels with real 100 or 200 Hz, no motion interpolation.
Sharp does list the native panel refresh rate in their specs. It also lists the AquoMotion number separately.
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I have noticed the table above states that the LG motion clarity index rating of 200hz equates to a real refresh rate of 100hz, but have seen some retailers advertising this as a 50hz set. Is there a way of verifying the figures with certainty?
This was an error in our table, and it is now fixed (thank you for pointing it out). The only way to be 100% sure is to watch the TV and see if there is any soap opera effect (assuming that setting is turned on).
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What is the LG LED TV 3D 55UB850V refresh rate?
100Hz.
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The newest Samsung un55hu6840 4k tv: What is the real refresh rate, and is it a true 4k tv?
It has a 60Hz refresh rate (no motion interpolation). Yes, it is a true 4k TV.
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What is the Sony KDL-50W815B refresh rate?
All W series are 120/100 Hz in 2014, except for the series 6 and lower, which are 60/50Hz.
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What is Toshiba's Active Motion Rate? How much is 100 Hz Active Motion Rate?
Toshiba's Active Motion Rate is not in the table because Toshiba's TVs for North America do not have that technology. Here are the Toshiba Active Motion Rate to real panel refresh rate conversions: 100Hz AMR (Active Motion Rate) is a 100Hz panel inside. 200 AMR = 100Hz, 400 AMR = 200Hz, 800 AMR = 200Hz.
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What is the refresh rate for the lg lb650v?
100Hz.
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Is 200Hz CMR good for LED TVs and is there a big difference with 400Hz CMR in term of picture sharpness and clearness?
Both a 200Hz CMR and 400Hz CMR have a real panel refresh rate of 100Hz, so their quality is about the same. The larger CMR of 400Hz is just a marketing gimmick that includes the video processing rate and backlight rate.
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Please excuse the apparent impertinence of this question, but are you sure your table of refresh rate values for Panasonic in the "rest of the world" section is correct for 200hz equivalence? Panasonic don't seem to have ever offered a 3600 Hz backlight scan (ie equiv. to 200hz) in any size, price range or yearly range inc. 2013 - max is 1600Hz backlight scan. Is it possible that they do not understand the requirements for active 3D, or has there been some sort of typo in your table perhaps?
The WT60/WT65 is indeed listed as a 4200Hz/3600Hz backlight scan, so the table is correct. The store that you are looking at might not have that model though, or the country that you live in. From a quick search, it is available in the UK at least. Panasonic LED TVs do not use active 3D, but passive 3D; so there is no refresh rate requirement for 3D.
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Are the new Toshiba ClearScan refresh rates actual refresh rates?
ClearScan is Toshiba's name for its motion interpolation technology, so yes.
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What does Samsung mean by having a tv like the UN65F6300 with a 120hz and a Clear Motion of 240? Also the 6400 is listed at 120hz but a Clear Motion of 480? This is confusing to me
All the 6 series have 120Hz panels. The Clear Motion number is just marketing to try to differentiate the models more, even though the only difference between these TVs is side features like 3D.
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What is the real refresh rate for Samsung UN55F7100?
240 Hz
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What are the actual refresh rates for Vizio SPS?
A Vizio 240Hz SPS is a 120Hz panel inside, while a 120Hz SPS is a 60Hz panel.
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My Philips has a 100 Hz Perfect Motion Rate. What is its actual refresh rate?
A Philips Perfect Motion Rate of 100 equals a panel of 50Hz.
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Does the Sony 32w670a have motion interpolation and what is panel refresh rate of the TV?
Yes. It is a 100Hz panel.
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I have a PS3 and I want to buy a TV to play games and watch movies, so what is the best 42" TV to get fast motion and less blur?
The Sony KDL40W600B is the best affordable TV in this price range for gaming.
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What is the actual refresh rate for the TOSHIBA 50L2333? All sellers are saying 100Hz, but some say 50Hz! I need a decent refresh rate as im getting a TV primarily for gaming (next gen 1080p). So what would the AMR 100 do?
The refresh rate does not matter at all for console gaming. Console games offer either 30 or 60 frames per second. Also, as shown in the video of this article, the refresh rate is not a good indicator of the motion blur.
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Above, you note the real refresh rate for the Samsung H7150 is 240 Hz and the HU8550 is only 120 Hz, while Samsung quotes a higher CMR for the HU8550. Should I take this to mean that while the HU8550 is slightly better in terms of picture quality (with UHD), the H7150 actually handles motion better? If watching sports on each, would there be more pronounced blurring on the 8550 compared to the 7150?
No, they have the same amount of motion blur and the same picture quality, aside from the 4k resolution. The CMR number is 100% marketing. They basically just increase it with every higher model, to convince you to spend more.
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The manufacturers are not disclosing the type of panel used, the relation between response time and refresh rate, the radiation released, the distance at which the TV can be clearly seen similar to crt and the color ghosting angle and distance. How can I find that information before purchasing a LED TV?
Yes, this is frustrating. Unfortunately, most of this information is not available, even if you ask the manufacturer directly. This is why Rtings.com started: to clarify all of this. We can't manually test all of the existing TVs - there are way too many of them - but we can help you understand the technologies so you can make an informed buying decision. If you do not find what you are looking for on our website or still need more clarification, send us an email.
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Is the Vizio M470VSE a true 120 refresh rate?
No, the 120Hz number includes the backlight scanning. This is why Vizio calls it 'effective refresh rate' instead of just 'refresh rate.'
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I don't understand your table regarding CMR. Samsung 60hz produces 60-120. Does that mean it varies up to 120 or just that two models are available on the market? Looking at 60hz with CMR 60 for video gaming. Recommendation?
Both a CMR of 60 and 120 have the same panel refresh rate of 60Hz. This means you will not see the difference between the two in terms of refresh rate. They advertise it as 120 because they add the image processor speed to the 60Hz number (but a 60 CMR still has an image processor, so it is just a marketing gimmick). If it is within your budget, the jump to a CMR of 240 will be more noticeable. If not, go for the 60 CMR (assuming the other specifications are the same).
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What is the Sony KDL-32W705B refresh rate?
50Hz
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What is the real refresh rate for the Toshiba 40L2400? It says AMR+ 200.
50Hz/60Hz.
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Should I get a Sharp q+ or a Samsung H7150?
Unfortunately, we didn't test any Sharp TVs this year, so we can't compare it. The Samsung H7150 is really great though.
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Hi, The new Sony KD-49X8005C has a Motionflow XR 200Hz. Is it a 50Hz or 100Hz panel? (PAL-region) Cheers.
For Sony TVs, 'Motionflow XR 200Hz' designate a 50Hz real refresh rate.
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How does the Panasonic Back Light Scanning Hertz equate to the actual refresh rate of the picture? An 800Hz BLS in general refresh rate terms?
No. As the name says, it is the scanning of the backlight, not the panel. It corresponds to a 100Hz refresh rate.
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What is the native refresh rate for the panel for an LG LA6200 TV? I keep seeing conflicting comments everywhere, so I'm wondering if you guys know if this TV is a true 120hz panel or a 60hz one?
120Hz and it does have the motion interpolation setting. Check out our full review of it here, including a slow motion video.
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What is the real refresh rate of a LG 47LB6100 LED TV with a MOTION CLARITY INDEX of 240. (MCI240)
100Hz
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What exactly is the difference between Samsung's Auto Motion Plus and Clear Motion Rate? Are they or are they not the same thing? Is it correct to say AMP is the technology that Samsung has developed to inflate their refresh rate while the inflated refresh rate is called CMR? Thank you!
They are not the same thing. Auto Motion Plus refers to the motion interpolation/soap opera effect feature. Clear Motion Rate is just an arbitrary marketing number. They are linked, though; the Auto Motion Plus feature is found on TVs with a CMR value of 240 and higher.
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What is the refresh rate of 480 mci on the LG 60LB5200?
It is 120Hz. We didn't test that model though, so we can't confirm it.
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Is lg 800hz MCI better than Samsung 400hz CMR?
LG 800 MCI corresponds to a 200Hz panel, while a Samsung 400 CMR is a 100Hz panel. Even if a 200Hz panel is technically better, the difference is not really noticeable when watching 2D content.
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Are you sure Sony 480 uses a 120Hz panel? I thought they used a 240Hz panel.
This is for 2013 and confirmed by Sony. In 2012 it was 240Hz.
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LG 47LN5400 shows "TruMotion 120Hz" on LG website, no reference to actual refresh rate, and no reference at all to this feature in the box or manual. In the stores (Bestbuy, Futureshop, Costco, etc.) they are advertising as native 120 Hz and TruMotion 120 Hz. From your table, it looks like trumotion 120 hz is actually 120 hz, but reading over your article it seems like it could be 60 hz or 120 hz and the truth remains hidden.
The LN5400 does not have motion interpolation, but it does have 24p playback. The actual refresh rate number does not matter. The motion blur is the same as the LA5700 or the LA6200 (check out our slow motion videos).
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What is the refresh rate of sony KDL-46W700A ?
100Hz.
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Read your review of the Sony KDL48W600B. You state that it is a native refresh rate of 60hz. In your Q&A Section for refresh rates is the following exchange dated May 5, 2014: What is the Sony KDL-50W815B refresh rate? All W series are 120/100 Hz in 2014. Which is correct? I am interested in the answer for KDL-48W590B being sold in US beginning March of 2014. Btw, off-angle picture quality of this w590b seems much better than you showed for w600b on Star Trek Out of Darkness in vivid mode.
Thanks for noticing that error, it has been fixed. The refresh rate is really 60Hz because it doesn't have the motion interpolation feature. As for the off-angle video, we chose a scene to accentuate this flaw in TVs. It is definitely watchable, but just not as good as directly in front.
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I recently bought the Sony KDL-60W630B. I notice lag, especially on old movies or sitcoms. Is there a TV on the market with less lag or motion blur? Is a 240Hz TV really the solution?
It is not lag per se that you are experiencing (input lag is not apparent in movies / TV shows). Maybe you mean judder, or a shuttering effect? It depends on what you mean, but a 240Hz probably won't fix that. Have you tried every preset mode of your TV?
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I was wondering how the 240Hz readings are taken. Does it include "black frames" as well (via black frame insertion or strobing backlight), or something similar? Because from what I've seen, on computer monitors, even TN panels are still at 144Hz. There is only one VA panel that has reached 120Hz. And there are only unofficial imported Korean IPS monitors that can overclock to 120Hz, but usually giving error artifacts or dropping frames. Officially IPS panels are still at 60Hz. So how is it possible that TVs have twice (or quadruple, if you compare to the 60Hz) as high refresh rates, without even breaking a sweat? And yes, I understand TVs have a 60Hz limit for input, and understand that internal processing can raise the "output" higher. In essence, I could and would accept 120Hz, but 240Hz just seems so far-fetched. So what I'm really asking: are there really genuine 240Hz panels already? And why haven't they brought them to computer side? Or even 120Hz IPS/VA, for that matter? If the output were "genuine" 240Hz, even if interpolated, wouldn't that mean 24fps movie would give nine extra frames between the original frames?
The number doesn't include black frames/strobing backlight. However, it is not a real refresh rate as on computer monitors. The 240Hz refresh rate is indeed more marketing than real. Obviously, the pixels don't have time to fully switch (even on 120Hz TVs). So the frames are just piled onto each other. It doesn't really matter for TVs though, because the frames are interpolated, so they contain a bunch of artifacts anyway. Which is why visually, even with the motion interpolation feature turned on to the max, there is no visual difference between a 120Hz and 240Hz TV.
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What is the actual refresh rate of the Sharp Quattron + models?
Sharp lists the real refresh rate. Those models are 240Hz.
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LG advertises their 4k 65ub9500 as having a 240hz refresh rate - is this false advertising?
It is 120Hz, not 240hz. But that doesn't matter.
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Hi. I'm looking at buying the 60" F7100 in Singapore, where it is listed as CMR 600MHz. That doesn't seem to match its US counterpart listed at 720 in terms of real refresh rates (first falls into 100MHz and second into 240MHz). Am I misreading the chart and are the two TVs in fact the same?
Yes they are the same. The advertised marketing material sometimes varies by country.
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What is the real refresh rate for Samsung UE55F6640?
100 Hz
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What is the real refresh rate for the LG 50LB6000?
100Hz.
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I have a 2013 Samsung LED TV. The model number is un55f8000bfxza. Is this a 240Hz panel, as that is what it says on the box but I can't find it in the specs? It only gives me a clear motion rating of 1200 but while watching football its still blurry. I have one week left to return/refund. Could you please help me?
Yes it is 240Hz. The refresh rate is not an indication of motion blur though.
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If you want to play a 60 FPS game on a 50hz TV, will you see full the 60 FPS or will frames be dropped to 50 FPS?
Most 50Hz TVs are also able to change their display refresh rate to 60, so it won't be an issue. You will see the full 60 fps.
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LG 50LB650V says it's 500Hz. Does that translate to 100Hz in real life?
Yes.
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Sony KDL40W600B refresh rate?
60Hz. See our review of the W600B for more info.
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What is the actual refresh rate of the Sony KDL-40W580b? It's listed as 120hz with 120 Motion Flow, but the W600b is correctly listed as 60hz with 240 Motion Flow both on Walmart's website. Sony claims the W580b is a real 120 refresh rate.
60Hz. It doesn't have motion interpolation.
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What is the real refresh rate for the Samsung UE40H6200?
100Hz.
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What is the real refresh rate of the Sony W800B?
120 Hz.
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LG UB8500 4k = hz?
120 hz.
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I just wanted to say thank you for this site. I just discovered it and it has taught me the most about these topics. Far more than any other site. And the fact that you respond to every single question is outstanding.
Finally, I wanted a to offer a special thank-you to the user who provided the huge comment above starting with: "For clarification, the refresh rates listed, even if they are only of the 120/240 Hz variety are still misleading. Here's why."
I use my 4k television for a computer monitor and this answered many, many questions I had and couldn't find clear answers for anywhere else.
Finally, a question. I'm looking for more resources similar to this site that specialize in information regarding using televisions as computer monitors. I have a Sony KD65x8500b that I am using as a monitor connected to a Nvidia GeForce GTX 780Ti. The video card uses HDMI 1.4 but my television is HDMI 2.0 compatible. The exception is that I believe the 2.0 specification on the TV is simply the 4:2:0 versus the full 4:4:4.
Basically, I'd like to have a resource to reference/learn the relationships between the GPU and the TV, and about things like the refresh rate that I set on the GPU, the framerate at which the media I'm watching is recorded, the television specifications, interpolation, and other variables all factor together and what I can do to optimize my setup. I am also unsure if my television is going to have future support for new connection standards.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, and thanks again. Amazing website!
Unfortunately, we don't know of any site that covers all of what you want to know in-depth. You could try asking people on forums. AVSforum is a popular one.
On our end, we are adding a test for Chroma 4:4:4 this year, and likely a corresponding article explaining what it is.
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What is the refresh rate for the Samsung 55" curved UN55HU8700?
We didn't test that TV, but we expect its refresh rate is 120 hz.
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Hitachi has "120Hz 1080p Perfected (1920 x 1080)". What does this mean?
This is just a marketing term that they use when referring to their 1080p 120Hz TV. This is no different than a 120Hz 1080p television with motion interpolation.
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LG 47LN5700 -- this 'trumotion 120' is throwing me off. Is this true 120hz or not?
It does have the motion interpolation settings, so yes, it can generate 120 frames per second.
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I am about to buy the LG 55LA6408. Most comments at the internet say that it has a 50 Hz panel. Are you really sure that it's 100 Hz?
Yes, check out our slow motion video of the LA6200 (the model equivalent in North America) to see the motion interpolation feature. You can clearly see the added frames.
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What is the real refresh rate for LG's LA6210?
120Hz. Check out our review of the equivalent model LA6200 where we have a slow motion video of it.
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What is the refresh rate of Sony KDL-42W653A?
100Hz.
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What is the refresh rate of the Samsung UE46F6105?
All of Samsung's 6 series is 120/100Hz.
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First of all, thank you for this very interesting article. I know you have kind of answered this already, but there are infinitely many websites out there that point out that the series (LA)6 by LG have 50Hz panels (specifically the 55LA6608). Only a handful claim they are 100Hz. How can we be sure what really IS in there? Any official data or absolutely reliable test/source?
Sure, check out our slow motion video of the LG LA6200 here. When the TruMotion feature is turned on, you can clearly see 120 frames per second.
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Can you please post the refresh rate of the LG 42LB670V? MCI is 700 Hz and it's not in the table yet.
The refresh rate is 100Hz, like all series 6 sets from LG.
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What is the actual refresh rate of the LG LB652T 42"?
100 hz.
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Is the real refresh rate for the Sony XBR55X800B 120hz or 60hz?
120 hz.
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I purchased a TCL 48" set on Amazon.com which claims it has a Refresh Rate of 240hz. When I received my set I noticed there was no lag or judder BUT there wasn't that Soap Opera Effect I liked from an old Samsung set I had. Upon researching TCL's website, they do not list the set as being "240hz". Upon further research I found that Samsung and other companies purchase TCL's panels to make their own sets. I'm not sure if the set has a refresh rate of 240 since I cannot enable/disable it on the set. Do you know if the model LE48FHDF3300ZTA has a true refresh rate of 240 or 120 or is it just a 60 hz rate with a high backlight processing speed? I'm thinking the latter but not sure. Any help is appreciated.
As previously mentioned, if it doesn't have the soap opera effect, it doesn't matter what the panel refresh rate is. It will only draw 60 frames per second. If you like your set, do not worry about numbers.
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I really enjoy this article and the questions listed. Being in the market for a 32 inch HDTV, I just purchased a Vizio M321-A2 (60Hz real refresh rate), and it seems to be fairly good, with some mixed reviews. It apparently uses backlight scanning to get the advertised 120 Hz "effective refresh rate". I noticed that with the picture settings off, it seems to behave a little better. I like to watch sports, and am concerned with motion blur, which I notice sometimes. Was contemplating exchanging with a Samsung UN32F6300, which seems to be a 120hz Real Refresh Rate (CMR=240), but costs a few hundred dollars more. Do you feel that it would be an overall better HDTV?
Yes, it is a better overall TV, but not for its refresh rate. While it has a narrower viewing angle, it has better contrast and slightly less motion blur.
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Let's use Samsung as an example: real refresh rate 100Hz and CMR 400HZ. So even if the processor creates 400 frames per second, the panel is capable of displaying only every fourth of those? Meaning the real output rate is 100 frames per second? If this is true, what's the point? Is the misleading marketing message enough to justify the additional cost of the higher end processor (from manufacturer point of view)?
No, the processor in your example can't create 400 frames per second - only 100. The boosted number is the addition of the frequency of the panel, the frequency of the backlight, and an arbitrary number. It is really just a made up number for marketing to separate the different models. A higher number doesn't mean a better processor.
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The 32LN5400 has 100 MCL, which translates to 50Hz panel refresh. If I hook it up to my GPU and use VSync, does it mean that I will be stuck with 50Hz? Or can it display 60Hz?
It does support 60Hz.
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Is the price difference worth it between a VA and an IPS LCD panel?
It depends what you prefer - they both have pros and cons. VA panels have better contrast (so better blacks) and slightly less motion blur. IPS, on the other hand, have better color uniformity no matter your viewing angle.
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I may not have been specific with my prior question. You answered that the Samsung UN60H7150 is 240Hz but the actual refresh rate doesn't really matter - what does and is this a good TV?
Unfortunately, no spec listed is good to look at for the picture quality, because the marketing department just writes whatever they want. The H7150 is a really good TV, check out our review / video for full details.
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I am considering buying an LG 3D TV (the 47LB6500), but I couldn't find the actual specs. Some websites say it is 100hz, 120hz, etc. The LG catalog states an MCI of 500, and in your chart LB6300 is MCI600. Shouldn't a higher model number have the same or a higher MCI?
It is 100/120Hz (depending on your country).
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If I want a true 240Hz refresh rate in a Samsung 55 inch smart tv, which one should I get?
The Samsung H7150 is the one you want.
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I've read bad reviews for the LG 65LB5200. Is it really that bad, and how would it be for PS4 gaming?
Unfortunately, we didn't test that model, so we can't comment on it.
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It seems like some Samsung TV's have 60hz, and have Clear Motion Rate 240, like UN55HU6830FXZA, but the chart says that 240 Clear Motion Rate corresponds to 120hz.
Yes. Our table was only valid for 1080p TVs. The table has been updated to remove that confusion.
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What is the best 4k TV to get (plasma is not good in a bright room) for sports. I need a fast refresh rate, but something that will also do well with contrast and black levels for movies.
The best 4k TV that we have tested so far is the Samsung HU8550.
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What is the real refresh rate of LG 65UB950V?
100Hz.
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I am looking at a 50" Samsung LED Smart Full HD 1080P TV with 120 Clear Motion Rate (CMR) or a "not smart" version of the same for about the same price with 240 CMR. I like the idea of having "Smart" capability. Will I really notice the difference on a 120 vs 240 CMR?
As mentioned above, the jump from 120 CMR to 240 CMR is equivalent to a jump of a 60Hz to 120Hz refresh rate. You will most likely notice a small difference, but from the overall picture quality and not the refresh rate alone (as it has a better overall panel). However, if you will use the Smart TV functionalities (actually using them, not just playing with them for the first day then forgetting about them), opt for that one even if it has a slightly lower picture quality. The difference the extra Smart TV functionalities could give you is greater than the difference in picture quality.
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Is "TruMotion" a gimmick? It's a video software that interpolates up to 120hz -- but they've only got 60hz frames. Is that typical of all 120hz tvs? Using a video software to make it 120hz? or do some (better) models provide legitimate 120hz frames?
Yes its a video software feature that creates fake frames. All 120Hz TVs work that way and none of them accept a real 120Hz input.
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I just purchased a LG 60LN5710 from Best Buy at $899. It is advertised at 120HZ, is this the true Hz? I just looked on LG's website, it mentions the MCI at 800.
Yes, it is a real 120Hz. It does have motion interpolation and 24p.
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I purchased a Samsung un55d7050 from Costco last year. I thought it was a top of the line tv. Its clear motion rate is 720 and I got it for $1600. I just saw a new Samsung that's out with a clear motion rate of 1200, but the TV is $2600. Is it that much of a difference in picture to justify an extra $1000?
No, the picture quality difference is minimal. It is mostly for the extra features.
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What is the Sony KDL-70W850B refresh rate?
120Hz.
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I bought the Panasonic 42ET60H last week. Occasionally the motion is not smooth, especially when a person onscreen moves their hand quickly (on the TV signal). However, sometimes the look is smoother while watching a movie (from Paid TV via broadband). I'm wondering if it's a problem stemming from the source. Is it related to the native refresh rate of 100Hz? I am confused.
It depends what you mean by 'not smooth' and if it is constant or not. If it is for every frame (like if every frame is visibly jumping), this is simply due to the low frame rate of the source. Enabling the motion interpolation feature on your TV will fix that. If it is every other frame, this could be the 3:2 pulldown, although this shouldn't happen for TV shows. If it is once in a while, for example a frame or two lags, then this is called judder. It could be caused by a lag in the decoding/transmission. There isn't much you can do about it in that case.
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What is the Sony KDL-40HX752 refresh rate?
100Hz.
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Are you going to be reviewing the Sony KDL60W630B? If not, could you tell me the real Motionflow rating? Some sites list 240 or 480.
Not soon. It is a 120Hz TV.
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Which LED TV has the highest real refresh rate of all?
The maximum real refresh rate is 240Hz. This is found, for example, in TVs from Samsung's Series 7 and higher.
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I was considering 2 TVs: a Samsung un32eh5300 and a Vizio m321i. I bought the Samsung, but the picture is poor. Does the Vizio model have an actual or fake 120 refresh rate? Should I exchange my Samsung for the Vizio?
Both are 60Hz. Unfortunately, we haven't test these models so we can't really comment on whether you should exchange it or not.
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I didn't find your review of the Samsung UE40F5300. Can you tell me its real refresh rate?
50/60Hz.
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What is the true refresh rate for the Vizio m492i-b2?
It is 120Hz.
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What is the refresh rate of the Sony KDL32R330B?
60Hz.
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What is the actual refresh rate on the JVC EM55FTR 55?
60Hz.
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Man, wished I would have found your site sooner, I just bought a Samsung HU9000 65" and see that the hyped 1440 is only 120Hz, I watch Blu-ray and will have an Xbox hooked up for gaming. So my question is will this supposedly high end TV handle all this without the motion issue I have with my 47" 120Hz LG, and will it be good enough when 4k is displayed?
Yes, don't worry about any of this. The refresh rate number is kind of useless for TVs. Don't look at that number.
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Does the lg 65ub9500 have a 240 hz refresh rate? How about the Samsung hu8550?
Currently, there are no 240Hz 4k TVs. They are max 120Hz.
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Is it worth it to get a 240 hz TV over a 120 hz TV if I can afford it?
It depends on the model. The refresh rate alone is not an indication of a better picture quality.
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What is the actual refresh rate of the LG 65ub9500? Also, I have different settings for sports and movies. Do you have any advice? I like the brightness because my room is bright for sports, but not crazy about the black levels. Last question - if the actual refresh rate is only 120 hz as I suspect, is there another 4k 65 inch you would recommend that would both be good in a bright room for sports and have better contrast for movies?
120Hz. We didn't test that one though, but if you want a better contrast ratio, you shouldn't go for an IPS panel. Get a VA instead (usually found in Samsung TVs, as well as most Vizios and Sonys).
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The top table claims Sony MotionFlow 960 is 240 Hz Real Refresh Rate, while the Sony table below claims 120 Hz. Which one is correct? Also what is the definition of "Real Refresh Rate"? The number of actual distinct frames displayed (easily checked with a hispeed camera these days)? Are black "frames" also counted?
They are both correct, and both pretty much meaningless. The MotionFlow number is made up by Sony, and applied to their TVs however they want. That's why the 4k TVs get the 960 number for a 120 hz panel and 1080p TVs get it for 240 hz panels. The real refresh rate refers to the number of frames a panel can display in one second. It does not count black frames. Ultimately, the refresh rate isn't an indicator of the quality of the TV. It just lets you know if your TV can do motion interpolation or not.
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We are looking at the Samsung UN55HU7200 4K TV. Can you tell me about the refresh rate and what you think about curved TVs?
We have not tested that TV, but we expect its refresh rate would be 120 hz. Curved TVs are fine, but apart from aesthetics, they don't really offer anything different. Their picture quality is the same as you get with a flat TV.
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Do you have any information on the Samsung 55JS9000?
Its refresh rate is 120 hz.
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The Samsung 6840 UHD 4k clear motion 240 is not any better then the Samsung 6950 UHD 4k?
We didn't review those TVs but both the HU6840 and HU6950 are 60Hz TV. Image interpolation won't be able to push more than 60 frames per seconds so motion will be similar on both TV.
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I have a question, though it may be off-topic. How is Vizio able to do full-array in their P, M, and E-Series TVs so much cheaper than anyone else? Or is Vizio's use of full-array not correct? Thanks.
They do it correctly, and it's not expensive to do full-array. Nearly all of Samsung's cheapest TVs use direct backlights. There's just a lot more to the price of a TV than the implementation of the backlight, though.
Vizio TVs are generally a bit thicker and not quite as aesthetically stylish as those sold by other brands, the software hasn't had the same amount of attention (and therefore cost) as with other brands, and the picture quality - while good - is a bit weaker than that of the costlier competing models. Those all combine to drive down the price a bit.
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What is the difference between backlight scanning and backlight strobing?
Both terms are used interchangeably to designate a technique used on LED TV to reduce motion blur by making the TV backlight flashes rapidly.
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Would viewing 3D on a Sony 120Hz panel with 240 Motionflow activated give the same effect as viewing 3D on a true 240Hz panel?
No. When viewing 3D on a Sony MotionFlow 240 TV, the glasses still flash at 120 times per second. You need a MotionFlow of 480 for the glasses to alternate at 240 times per second.
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Would an LED 120Hz TV bought in the USA (power source of the item 100V ~ 240V, 50/60Hz) work in France if I hooked it up to a USB TNT tuner or a French cablebox like Freebox?
It depends which models. Most US TVs do not support a 25/50 Hz input via HDMI, but some do. Also, the USB TNT tuner will not work on any TV. This is meant to be used with a PC, not a TV.
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I play a lot of FPS and stuff on PS3, but I am experiencing lag on a console. My TV is a BenQ 23 or 24 inch Full HD LED, but it only has 50hz (I live in Denmark so we have 50hz 100hz 200hz 400hz 600hz 800hz). So would it make a difference if I bought a TV with 100hz, or shall I go safe and pick up a 200hz TV?
Lag, also called input lag, is not affected by the refresh rate of the panel. It is mostly affected by the amount of processing the TV does to the input signal. Therefore, getting a TV with a higher refresh rate will not solve your problem (unless that TV does less processing). Try disabling all settings and set your TV to gaming mode.
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I just bought a Toshiba with a supposed frame rate of 120hz. However, when I push the info it reads "frame rate: 60." Why the discrepancy? Are these different units of measurement?
The TV displays the input signal, which does not include its own generated frames. This is normal; every TV does this.
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Which is a better TV between the Vizio M401i-a3 and the Samsung UN40f6300?
Unfortunately, we haven't tested that Vizio yet, so we can't compare them. The UN40F6300 is a really good TV, though, for the price.
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I have read that it's sometimes better to reduce the MCI value. Could you please tell me how to set this value?
You can disable the motion interpolation by disabling the TruMotion settings in the menu.
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What is the true refresh rate of a Samsung model UN46EH5000?
50 Hz.
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What is the Samsung UA46F5500 refresh rate?
100 Hz.
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What is the Samsung UN40F5500 refresh rate?
60Hz.
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What is the refresh rate of the LG 55LA6608?
100Hz/120Hz, as with all series 6 models from LG.
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Why are Samsung TVs more expensive than ones made by LG? For example, I bought the Samsung F6800. It's great, but I notice the LG LA7400 is the same price and has better hardware. What's with this difference in price when the rate of LG in this series is higher than Samsung series 6?
The LCD panel is the part that cost the most in an LED TV. LCD panels of the VA type (usually used in Samsung TVs) cost more to manufacture than IPS ones (used in LG).
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What about the refresh rate for the LG 47LB580V? LG says it has a 100hz MCI, so according to your table that would equal 50hz, but I have a three-year-old TV (LG 37LE4900) that manages a 60hz refresh rate when using it primarily for PC work. Is this right?
Yes, it is 50Hz. All 50hz TVs also support an input of 60fps, so do not worry about it (the reverse is not always true).
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What is the real refresh rate for the UN46F8000 46 Inch? I am planning on buying it from ebay, and the seller states that is it 240Hz. Can you confirm it for me? Thank you so much!
Yes, it is indeed 240Hz.
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Do TVs with 50 Hz panels sold in Europe really support only native 50 Hz instead of native 60 Hz when connected to an external device that outputs a 60 Hz image (as opposed to the 2 x 25 Hz = 50 Hz PAL image)? I ask because it seems economically inefficient to me that a TV manufacturer would produce both 50 Hz for Europe and 60 Hz panels for North America instead of just 60 Hz panels for the entire world.
They support both 50 and 60 fps, depending on the input detected.
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What is the refresh rate on a Vizio m322i-B1?
60Hz.
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What is the Samsung UE39F5000 refresh rate?
50Hz.
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Is having a 50/60 Hz refresh rate bad?
No, not in itself (except if you watch movies, because most don't support 24p). But 50/60Hz TVs are also of a lower grade, so the picture quality will not be the same as pricier models.
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Can you tell me the real refresh rate of the Samsung UE40F6320?
100Hz.
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So visually, 100 CMR is the same as 200 PMR right?
Yes, but do not look at the refresh rate number at all. It means nothing.
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What is the refresh rate of a 600hz plasma TV?
60Hz. Plasma TVs work a bit differently though. The 600Hz refers to the length of a pulse, not the number of full screen refreshes in a second.
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I also forgot to ask what the real refresh rate of an LG 32LB520B is.
60Hz.
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Why does a 120Hz TV really cost a lot more than a 60Hz TV? 60Hz TVs are usually cheaper.
The added motion interpolation feature (for converting from 60 to 120) requires a special video processor, which adds to the manufacturing cost.
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Great article. I'm confused though. If I'm reading it right, your first table in the article shows LG MCI 120 as really being 120 HZ. Most articles I read on the LG LB 5550 49" say the 120 MCI is really 60HZ. Can you clarify? I bought one and I'm scared to open the box. I want to be able to return it if it isn't really 120HZ.
The table was listing the TruMotion number, not the Motion Clarity Index (MCI). We updated it to have the MCI instead. Your TV is 60Hz.
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How is the refresh rate 60Hz when the CMR is 240 and, according to your table, CMR 240 = 120Hz refresh rate? This was the answer you gave before for the Samsung un55hu6840 4k. "The newest Samsung un55hu6840 4k tv: What is the real refresh rate, and is it a true 4k tv? It has a 60Hz refresh rate (no motion interpolation). Yes, it is a true 4k TV."
Our CMR table is for 1080p TVs. Samsung bumps the CMR marketing number for 4k TVs even more.
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The Samsung UN55HU6840 is listed as CMR 240. Does this mean it is a 120Hz or 60Hz panel? How does motion interpolation affect watching sports?
It is 60Hz because it doesn't have motion interpolation. Most people don't use that feature for sports anyway, because it creates artifacts (the ball disappearing for example).
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I have found your advice the best on the Web. Thanks! I have bought an LG ULTRA HD TV 55" UB830T and its online specs show dynamic MCI 900 or an actual 100 HZ. I have a satellite receiver, but I often get the soap opera effect. What is the best configuration I should tune the receiver to? 1080p 24hz, 25 or 50? I'd all appreciate any advice you would provide to make the viewing better. Thanks in advance!
Turn off the TruMotion feature if you want to remove the soap opera effect. As for the frame rate at which to set the receiver, it depends on what you are watching. You should try to match it, which probably means 50 most of the time.
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Where does Plasma fit into all this? It has a 600Hz refresh rate, right? Will it do better with fast action sequences or not? Are there any manufacturers still selling them? Is anything left, or just old inventory?
The 600Hz of plasma is not the real refresh rate. In short, it is just marketing; you can't compare that number to LED TVs. On average, yes, plasma TVs have less motion blur. All manufacturers have stopped production of them, though.
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What's the best quality 60" TV that can handle sports, movies or regular programs?
Check out our 60" roundup.
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What is the actual refresh rate on the PHILIPS 40PFS6909 (600 Hz Perfect Motion Rate)?
100 hz.
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What's the best TV for sports? Does it matter if it's 120hz or 240hz?
Refresh rate does not matter. It's the amount of motion blur that is more important. The best TV for sports is the Samsung JU7100. It has great contrast and uniformity, and little motion blur. The Sony W850B is another solid choice (worse uniformity, slightly less motion blur).
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What is the real refresh rate of the Samsung JU7100?
120 hz.
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What is the real refresh rate for a Vizio M602i-B3
120 hz.
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Does Samsung's SUHD series (Samsung UN48JS8500 48-Inch 4K Ultra HD) support HDMI 2.0 or Display Port 1.2? Possibly will use to watch movies from my PC.
It does have HDMI 2.0, but not Display Port.
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What is the best 4K TV for watching sports only?
You can find our picks for the best sports TVs here.
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Per your recommendations I went to so get the Samsung JU7100 at Best Buy today 8/27/15. I was told Samsung discontinued it and now only JS7000 has been put in it's place. It only starts at 50". What do you know about this new model? Should I still try to find the 40" JU7100 or did Samsung find out it was a lemon?
The JU7100 isn't discontinued, and the JS7000 is a completely different TV with a different kind of picture quality, so it isn't the replacement. Check out our review of the JS7000, it is great for gaming or sports, but not so much for movies. Overall, the JU7100 is better.
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What is the best vizio to buy? Also what is the better TV, Vizio E60-C3 or Vizio E65x-C2?
The Vizio M is the 4k variant and the Vizio E, 1080p. They have similar picture quality while the E has better motion. Both the 60" and 65" are the same except that the bigger size is 120Hz (instead of 60Hz). If your viewing distance is farther than 8 feet, get the 65".
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Hi, I just bought the Vizio M43-C1 for my bedroom. I wanted a new 4k TV and for the price it seemed good. I asked the sales man what the actual refresh rate was since it only listed their made up numbers and he stated it would be 120 hz however your table states it is only a 60 htz, is this accurate? Is this a good tv or will the picture quality not be very good for TV and Blu-Rays?
The 43" M is really 60Hz. The refresh rate isn't an indication of the picture quality though, so you shouldn't worry about this. A higher refresh rate is mostly only useful if you want to use the soap opera effect/motion interpolation.
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Hi, Can you add a table for the Micromax brand?
Unfortunately, since we don't have much request for that brand, we prefer to keep the tables as simple as possible. We take note of your request though and if ever we have more, we will add the brand to the tables. Thank you for your suggestion.
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What is the real refresh rate of the Vizio D65U-D2.
It is advertised as Clear Action 240 and it has a real refresh rate of 120Hz.
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I purchased a 55" Sony (4k) X810C television. It has a motion rate of 120 hz and a refresh rate of 60 hz. Should there be any concern with blurring or lagging while watching Blu-ray or HD programing?
The Sony 55" X810C is a 120 hz TV, and has minimal blur on fast movement. You'll be fine for Blu-ray and HD video.
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Hello, i am trying to understand the details of today's tvs and their refresh rates and I'm a little confused. There was a previous comment that you seemed to agree to that stated that tvs, regardless of what you have listed in your "real refresh rate" column of your charts, have a maximum refresh rate of 50hz/60hz depending on the system standard and that the 120hz/240hz varieties were merely the tvs cpu frame processing rate that make interpolating frames easier/more effective. Which is it? Are all tvs limited to displaying only 60 frames per second and any of the actual "true refresh rate" numbers(120hz/240hz) are merely the processing power of the tvs cpu in determining the correct interpolating frames to insert into the delivered 60fps picture? Thanks in advance for helping me understand.
It depends on the TV. Most 120 Hz TVs don't accept a 120 fps signal. In their cases, it is indeed only a processing feature internally that converts to 120. There are some TVs that supports an input of 120 though (only useful if you have a PC that supports it), in our reviews, we test for it under the 'PC Monitor' section (look for 1080p @ 120Hz).
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What is the real refresh rate of a Vizio D55U-D1? Thanks.
60 hz.
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What is the real refresh rate of the Samsung UHD 105S9 which claims a CMR of 1440.
We haven't tested that one but numerous reports says it has a true refresh rate of 120Hz. So it would be an exception to the 'CMR' increase in numbers from the 2014 table above. It isn't so surprising since this TV, with its enormous size, has a very specific and unique place in the market.
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When will you be updating the fake refresh rates for 2016? As well as the backlight types on the TVs for 2016? I cannot find the section anywhere on the site anymore for the backlight types.
The fake refresh rates for 2015 are still valid for 2016, however your request has been noted. An explanation of the backlight types can be seen here.
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Hello! Is Samsung J6300 series (with real refresh rate 120Hz) better at showing motion scenes then Sony KDL-32WD756 (with real refresh rate 60Hz but MotionFlow XR400)?
We haven't reviewed the Sony KDL-32WD756 but the big difference between this TV and the Samsung J6300 is that the later is able to interpolate to a higher refresh rate and will then look smoother. The soap opera effect will be stronger too. Without motion interpolation though, both TVs will look alike.
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